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((sherry swecandidates.. hoping to call the white house home... the first in the nation primary, as new hampshire voters hit the polls. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about bike and pedestrian safety on the street as the weather warms up > kirsten joyce > and all is quiet on bourbon street! the meaning behind mardi gras.. as party goers celebrate fat tuesday in new orleans./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus.
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searching for the driver... who took off after hitting and killing a 2- year- old girl. ((kirsten joyce)) a vigil was held last night for little evelyn green. she was struck sunday evening.. outside of her home near lake mead and pecos. emotions ran high... as the girl's mother, vicky davis began physically pushing aside reporters while they were speaking with the child's father, joshua green. evelyn's mother said she got a good look at the driver... because he actually got out of the vehicle and apologized to her before fleeing the scene: (( vicky davis/mother: "the guy came out of the car he talked to me and said i am sorry for what i did like he was drunk and smelled like tequila something on his breath i am sorry for what i did he kept telling me sorry sorry sorry." joshua green/father: " i just want him to turn himself in it's hard for me to say that real hard.")) ((kirsten joyce)) north las vegas police are now searching for a full size panel style van with no windows. if you have any information you are asked to call
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((brian loftus)) > the vigil for the little girl.. was held the same night as friends and family gathered to remember a motorcyclist killed over the weekend. that makes 14 people since the start of the new year in metro's jurisdiction. ((kirsten joyce)) and with the temperatures starting to warm up.. more and more people will be out on the roads on motorcycles, bikes, walking, you name it. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live near decatur and 215 with a warning from police. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... officers say a 27-year old motorcyclist was killed. witnesses told police he was speeding... and rear-ended a car that slowed down to make a right turn. the motorcyclt was taken to the hospital where he later died. in 20-15... 23 people died while riding a motorcycle or moped...
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and as the weather gets warmer, more people will be taking their bikes out for a drive.. so metro police want everyone to be careful: ((officer michael rodriguez // metro police: in almost everyone of our accidents involving motorcycles speed is most definitely a factor. )) ((michael stevens)) last year... metro police say there were about 1-hundred and 25-traffic related deaths in their jurisdiction. police call the number both -- "devastating" and "unacceptable." in hopes of stopping the deadly trend this year... metro police has started a traffic safety focus. each month, the department will be joining forces with the nevada highway patrol and the henderson police department to address the on-going problems through education and enforcement. police say this month the focus is on speeding... and officers have been targeting the area's where people are known to drive too fast. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... you said speed is their focus this month... are police giving any simple advice to drivers to help the problem? ((michael stevens))
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police are putting the effort back on everyone in the community to change the culture. they say the public needs to their part by leaving early and driving the speed limit... so you make it to your destination alive.// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk you can't help but want to be
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springlike weather we're having right now. .......... quite a warm-up that started over the weekend. we jumped into the mid and low 70s yesterday... and it's taking a while to cool down this morning. you'll still need long sleeves or a light jacket this morning, but finally temps are back to normal and a bit above. .......... sunny skies today and highs back above normal with light and variable winds for the valley... and dry air. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > new this morning..
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allegedly beaten by a former metro officer during an arrest... has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. the california woman, amanda vizcarrondo- ortiz, is seeking at least 225- thousand dollars in damages... saying she suffered permanent face, neck and back injuries. the lawsuit was filed against richard scavone and his partner for the january 2015 incident. scavone was arresting her on littering and loitering for prostitution charges.... which were later dropped. he allegedly beat her during the arrest... while wearing a body camera.
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and has pleaded not guilty to federal excessive force and obstruction charges. he will stand trial march 22nd./// ((brian loftus)) > an inmate accidentally released from an l-a jail was recaptured in boulder city last night. the murder suspect-- steven lawrence wright-- was mistakenly released last month.. while awaiting trial in a gang killing. he was taken into custody without incident and is now being held in nevada, pending an extradition hearing./// ((kirsten joyce)) > new at 6am... the nevada dmv is requesting more money for a virtual line system... that it blamed for long wait times last summer. today, the state board of examiners will consider whether to expand a 5- year contract with vendor, q-less. the cost would increase from 300- thousand to more than 800- thousand dollars. this company is the one who offers 'dash pass' ... the same program the dmv dropped. transportation leaders said no- shows increased overall wait times, however, the company said the fault was dmv understaffing. the dmv then rolled out an improved version of a virtual
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor you're looking at a crash in the northwest on westbound ann and centennial center. no delays, just police activity. south valley, watch out for a crash at cactus and dean martin. no crashes on our freeways right now, but there's plenty of work happening on 215 that could slow you down. we'll go over those zones up next. < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > voters in new hampshire have already begun taking to the polls...in the first in the nation primary contest. ((brian loftus)) allison warren is live in manchester, new hampshire this morning.. with the very latest on the race.
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allison i'm here in manchester nh where many of the candidates will spend their evening at separate watch parties as they await primary results. but the people of new hampshire have become accustomed to seeing candidates around town, especially in the last week since the iowa caucuses. and the campaigns take a similar tactic here, intimate settings like sports bars and diners become venues for last ditch opportunities to appeal to primary voters on both sides of the aisle. new hampshire voters certainly vet the candidates too. while most polling places haven't opened yet this morning, early surveys of likely primary voters show sanders with a 25 point lead on the democratic side, and show trump cruz and rubio at the top of the republican side with trump in
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((brian loftus)) thanks allison and how is new hampshire different from iowa? allison well first of all this is a primary, much more like the election process we are used to of simply casting a ballot. secondly, independent voters in nh, which make up a large percentage here can choose whether the want to vote democrat or republican so they may play a large roll in tonight's results./// ((brian loftus))
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we are > don't forget... we are your local election headquarters throughout the season... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) > hackers releasing info of thousands of government workers... ((brian loftus)) the investigation into how they got their hands on fbi employees' data. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... the first trailer released of the new bourne flick,.... filmed on the strip.///
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i was walking home. just picked us up two breakfast croissants for four bucks, when this bear attacked. with one swipe, it devoured one of the croissants. then jack showed up and took care of the beast, so i could escape.
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and yours? it survived. share it with yourself. freshlycracked egg with ham and bacon,or sausage, get two breakfast croissants forfour bucks. for weeks i've been telling you about closures on the strip... because of crew filming the new jason bourne movie. and finally...
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the flick! (( "remembering everything doesn't mean you know everything. the world is a bore." swat truck plows cars )) ((demetria obilor)) universal studios bought super bowl ad time for the spot. you can see a swat truck plowing through traffic in front of paris and across from the bellagio fountains. to see more of the action scenes on the strip.. or to see someone you know who got cast as an extra in the film.... you can watch it in theaters july 29th./// sherry how's the weather today? demetria obilor < >
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fbi employees--- hackers released contact information for 20- thousand workers. the leak comes just one day after personal data was released for nearly 10- thousand homeland security employees. the group said the information was pulled from the department of justice database. they were tweeting with the hashtag "free palestine." the justice department is now investigating./// ((brian loftus)) > the animal foundation hopes to save the lives of more healthy and treatable animals by becoming no kill by the end of 20-20. ((kirsten joyce)) but how can a shelter that takes in nearly 30-thousand dogs and cats every year -- change its ways? the foundation has laid out an aggressive plan that the entire community plays a role in.
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have saved a lot of lives already -- but southern nevada has a long way to go -- and a lot of work to do: (( harold vosko: "32,500 were being euthanized so we lowered 20k there's almost no city putting down 20k animals a year so think about what we've already done .. now we just have to get to that finish line." )) ((kirsten joyce)) tonight at eleven -- denise valdez will lay out what must happen to get to that finish line. the challenges -- the progress -- and why come critics say it cant happen. again, you can catch the full report at 11./// ((brian loftus)) > the first electric highway charge station is now up and running in beatty. this is part of the governor's plan to help drivers with short- range electric cars make the trek from las vegas to reno. officials are still negotiating partnerships for charging stations in fallon, tonopah and hawthorne. funds for the electric highway come from nv energy and the state's renewable energy tax abatements.///
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tropicana just announced they are opening a new beach club. the sky beach club will open its doors on april 8th. the south beach-inspired venue have two luxury pools, vip cabanas, a dj booth and two bars. and if you're in the market for a new job... tropicana is now looking to fill a number of different pool positions. for more information head to our website at las vegas now dot com and click on the links we mentioned section./// ((brian loftus)) > the rtc is bringing bike share to vegas..and you can help decide where the first stations should go.. ((kirsten joyce)) demetria shows you how in "what's driving you crazy? > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!///
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laissez les bons temps rouler! ((brian loftus)) aka... let the good times roll, because it's mardi gras! here's a live look from new orleans' bourbon street.. where party-goers are celebrating fat tuesday. it always falls before ash wednesday, which is the first day of lent.
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fun facts: the first mardi gras was held back in 1857.. but it wasn't until 18-92 that the king of carnival selected the iconic colors that you see everywhere on this day. purple stands for justice... green is faith.. and gold means power./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk clear skies and cool 40s in most neighborhoods this morning... with the much colder air up north in lincoln county and parts north. .................. warm and beautiful in southern nevada and across the desert today... feeling extra mild and even too warm in some spots. it's beach weather in california. ............
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more than 40 mph and drive temps into the 80s again today. high pressure will stay holding strong through the week and that will help keep temps well above normal for the week and into president's day weekend. ............ the eastern half of the u-s is getting all the cold air and the winter weather. blizzard conditions and driving snow that is piling up with power outages and even coastal flooding. ........... our highs near record temps by tomorrow and could even set a new one wednesday.... then 70s holding on through the
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demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor this summer, the rtc will launch the valley's first, public bike share system. it will start off downtown and then expand into different parts of town. the rtc wants your help selecting the best bike share locations in the downtown area
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first, you create a username and register. you click on "suggest a station" and select your top 5 potential station locations. the downtown area is highlighted in green. after you're finished, you can click "learn more" to find out more about the project. the rtc says its bike share program will include about 18 stations and 180 bicycles that are available for self-service rental 24 hours a day. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > south korea released the first images of debris... believed to be from a long- range rocket fired by north korea on sunday. south korea says they're analyzing nearly 300- objects recovered from the sea. they say the number of pieces...
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was equipped with a self- destructing device. north korea fired the rocket.. despite warning from multiple countries... who claimed it was a front for a long- range missile test./// ((kirsten joyce)) > 8 on your side's debt destroyer family takes one step forward... and two steps back... after the loss of a job. ((brian loftus)) michelle mortensen shows us the different ways they can still have money coming in the door... while looking for a permanent position./// brian loftus praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. a practical and successful legislator, bernie sanders passed more roll-call amendments in a republican congress than any other member,
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protected social security, cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders -- a consistent, principled, and effective leader. building a future to believe in.
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> a deadly train crash in germany during the morning rush... the latest on the developing situation. kirsten joyce > plus... a nevada lawmaker joins the protest in oregon... the reason michelle fiore is heading to assist the armed group at the wildlife refuge. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about bike and pedestrian safety on the street
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< welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. developing at this hour.. at least 9 people are dead after two trains collided head on in germany. ((brian loftus)) this happened overnight.. but it was during what would be germany's morning commute. hundreds of emergency crews responded.. to help the other 150 people who were injured. the german transport minister said in that area.. trains can travel up to 60 miles per hour.. and it's possible they were both going at that speed. they slammed into each other whil on a curve.. so investigators believe the conductors couldn't see the other train and therefore did not brake. that area does have a safety system designed to prevent such a crash... it's unclear why it didn't work. we will continue to keep you updated on this developing story as we learn more.///
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lawmaker, michelle fiore, is heading to portland, oregon tomorrow... she will protest the jailing of members of the armed group that took over the federal wildlife refuge. this comes.. as the 4 remaining protesters continue to release more and more videos over the past week... at times taunting the federal government: (( you see this pt cruiser? it's government pt cruiser but you know what? this is now the harney county resource center. see that fbi, feds? it's the harney county resource center and you know what? we're going to use every resource we have here. and i think we have every right to do that. )) ((kirsten joyce)) in the video... we get a look inside the camp set up by the occupiers. they claim the fbi threatened to press additional charges for fortifying the refuge. the holdouts are among 16 people charged with conspiracy to interfere with federal workers. they're calling they're compound "camp finicum"... named after lavoy finicum... who died in a shootout with
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law enforcement agencies from enforcement agencies from across the valley.. are hoping to change a deadly trend. ((kirsten joyce)) so far this year.. 27 people have died on valley roads. the most recent.. involved a 27- year-old near 215 and decatur. ((brian loftus)) that's where we find 8 news now reporter michael stevens with a closer look at what police are doing to help fix the problem. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... family and friends of the young man gathered last night.. to remember the 27-year-old. police say.. he was speeding on his motorcycle sunday night.. when he rear- ended a car trying to make a turn. but that wasn't the only death sunday... north las vegas police say a 2-year-old girl was killed crossing the street in front of her home. little evelyn green was hit by a van in near pecos and lake mead. the child's mother said the driver smelled the alcohol... and apologized before taking off. police say both of these deaths
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if people took the time to stay safe behind the wheel: ((officer michael rodriguez // metro police: we as the police department cannot do this alone. we need participation from everyone in our community. to understand that while this is a police problem -- this is a community problem. it's our family members, our mom's our dad's kids who are getting killed on our roadways and that's simply unacceptable. )) ((michael stevens)) last year... metro police saw 124 traffic related fatalities.... and nearly 40- percent of those involved a pedestrian. in an effort to change the deadly trend the department is teaming up with other agencies... like the nevada highway patrol and henderson police department to address the issues on our roads. metro says they've analyzed the top factors that play a role in these deadly incidents. this month metro police says they're focusing on speeding... adding officers to problem area's in the valley and doing enforcement. brian, kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) michael... you spoke with police... they must be fed up with these
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((michael stevens)) kirsten... they really are. in our interview they called it devastating and unacceptable. police say... they're doing everything they can to stop the problem... now they're pleading with the public... asking them to follow the rules of the road. sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk such gorgeous mild weather this week... and well above normal again yesterday in the 70s. it's cooling down this monring
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50 degrees with light winds.. .. we had highs in the mid to low 70s and plenty of sunshine. ......... this morning clear skies and light winds, with dry air. more sunshine today and highs back to the 70s. .. right now just below 50 degrees and feeling nice outside - but more like april instead of february! ........... the warm pattern is sticking around this week, your full forecast is coming up.
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor injury crash at charleston near the 95 south on-ramp. you could use eastern or boulder highway as alternates to merge on the freeway. crash on northbound 95 near eastern. the shoulder is blocked. there's a crash in the south part of town at cactus and dean martin. < > < > back to you!
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another financial blow... ((kirsten joyce)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen shows us how one family will make a comeback after losing a job... in her "debt destroyer" series. ((brian loftus)) > plus.. mother nature hitting new england with another snow storm.. the traffic problems... after nearly 1 foot of the white stuff fell.///
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debt in less than a year can be done with great sacrifice. ((brian loftus)) and in our debt destroyer series ... we've been watching one family .. as they try to tackle their debt in just one year. but even with sacrifice .. comes the unexpected. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen has an update on our debt destroyer family. ((michelle mortensen)) > from the very beginning ... i described this as reality t-v. it's real life. and things just got real. i expected it ... just not so soon. just last night i told you about the debt snowball plan we had for azalee and tammy. it would get them out of debt in 8 months. all they had to do was join the financial guidance center's repayment program ... cancel their cards ... and make monthly payments of 12 hundreds dollars combined. but just as they were enrolling ... azalee lost her job. see ... real life. she now has no income ... no savings ... and no way to make those payments ... or follow her budget. as soon as we found out the news ... michele johnson with the financial guidance center
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agencies for immediate income while she looks for something permanent. azalee also filed for unemployment. things like this happen all the time in real life. just when you start to get on track ... something derails you. the key is ... getting right back on track. hopefully with the temporary work ... and the interviews azalee has already secured ... she'll stay very close to schedule. and i'll let you know .. as soon as i have some good news to report. this is also a great time to talk about the importance of savings. having an extra 2 grand or more set aside for emergencies .. can make all the difference when the unexpected happens. if you aren't saving .. you need to start today. neither azalee or tammy have any savings. and our plan for them was to start accounts. and hopefully that won't be on hold for long. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((brian loftus)) and if you have a consumer problem.. call michelle on the hotline at (702) 650-1907./// sherry how's the weather today?
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clear skies and cool 40s in most neighborhoods this morning... with the much colder air up north in lincoln county and parts north. .................. warm and beautiful in southern nevada and across the desert today... feeling extra mild and even too warm in some spots. it's beach weather in california. ............ ............ santa ana winds will gust to more than 40 mph and drive temps into the 80s again today. high pressure will stay holding strong through the week and that will help keep temps well above normal for the week and into president's day weekend. ............ the eastern half of the u-s is winter weather. blizzard conditions and driving snow that is piling up with flooding.
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--snow storm in new england --nearly 1 foot in boston --tour bus in connecticut spun out of control and flipped on i-95, several injuries ((sherry swensk)) ((kirsten joyce)) > henderson police are building up their police force... a recruitment information night is going on from six to eight
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police will discuss the hiring process and prospective candidates can ask questions. applications will be accepted until march 31st./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor new crash on the south end of the strip at four seasons drive, which is just north of russell.. delays on southbound i-15 near washington. just another slow drive through the spaghetti bowl. lane closures on the south end of the strip < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the broncos weren't the only winners on super bowl sunday... ((brian loftus)) the local gambler who cashed in on millions..
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< here's a live look from new orleans.. where party-goers are celebrating fat tuesday. it always falls before ash
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((brian loftus)) > about 1- million people are expected to line the streets for the denver broncos super bowl victory parade and rally! ((kirsten joyce)) crews got ready for the champs rally! ((kirsten joyce)) crews got ready for the champs homecoming yesterday.. by painting roads in orange and blue. the broncos received a warm welcome last night... when they arrived back in the mile- high city after their big win over the panthers./// ((brian loftus)) > and in true fashion... broncos quarterback, peyton manning celebrated the win by going to disneyland! manning and his family rode a float down main street usa in a victory parade.. and it looked like they sure had a blast!/// ((kirsten joyce)) > it was a super .. super bowl for the nevada sports
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fans bet a whopping 132 and a half million dollars! and that's just the preliminary estimate! the sports books managed to keep about 10- percent of the wagers.. for a total win of 13 point 3 million. the previous record of 119 point 4 million was set two years ago.. when seattle beat denver./// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of the sports books.. my bets ain't got nuthin on local gambler vegas dave! dave oancea went all in on the broncos in a futures bet at multiple casinos.. which means he earned 2 point 3 million on super bowl sunday. william hill sports book alone presented him with a check for 965- thousand!/// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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mile high city of denver for their victory parade today... and another day of springlike weather for las vegas and southern nevada. ............ sunny skies and temps in the upper 40s around the valley...let's check out temps around the country where there are some really chilly spots with winter in the eastern half of the country. .................. the west is definitely going to
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weather while the east gets snow and cold. .............. denver will have a high in the mid 50s today... and new orleans will have temps about the same and windy. .............. las vegas gets great 70s again today and all week long. stay hydrated with the well above normal temps all week and into the weekend. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > madame tussauds will reveal its newest wax figure of donny and marie osmond this morning.
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saying she was so excited for the unveiling. the brother- sister- singing- duo will showcase their wax figures tonight during their first performance of the year at their residency. the two have a show at the flamingo inside the donny and marie showroom./// demetria, how are the roads this demetria obilor a car crashed into the back of a semi on the southbound side of bay. tow truck just pulled up to charleston and us 95. traffic is still getting past this injury crash, but expect delays in the area. < > < >
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((brian loftus)) > today should really be called.. carb tuesday... because it's national pizza and bagel day! ((kirsten joyce)) the joints around town where you can snag the goodies for free.///
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just opened and right now, the dow is down 21 points. it finished down 177 points yesterday and the nasdaq was down 79./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it is national pizza day... and what better way to celebrate than sinking your teeth into a free slice of pie! pizza forte is offering up 1 free cheese slice when you tell them "happy pizza day." this is just a look at a few of their delicious dishes. pizza forte is located at sunset station and the hard rock hotel and casino. according to pizza- dot com.. about 3- billion pizza's are sold in the u-s ever year! and 62 percent of people prefer meat toppings...
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have veggies on their pie./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and another reason to eat carbs today.. it's also national bagel day. at einstein brothers bagels...you can get a free bagel and schmear with any purchase today./// bagels get their shape because the bread is boiled, then baked... which makes it soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. and if you want to partake in both national pizza and bagel day... why not grab yourself a pizza bagel?!/// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// good morning to our viewers
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